Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wrapping up Jim Callis' chat

Baseball America's Jim Callis held a big ol' chat today. What did he say about the Astros? Not much...

Q: With a horrid farm system and 3 picks in the top 40, is this the year the Astros finally take at least one high upside player that may require an over slot bonus?

Callis: The Astros typically don't go much over slot, though they did a couple of years ago for Ross Seaton in the third round. With extra picks necessitating more dollars, that usually makes a club less likely to exceed slot.